Inaugural Storm Warriors 5K A Big Success

OCEAN CITY- The inaugural Storm Warriors 5K run and walk last weekend was a huge success with 84 participants competing in the event for the benefit of the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum.

Proceeds from the first-ever Storm Warriors 5K are going to the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum at the foot of the Boardwalk for a variety of purposes including exhibits, artifact collection, building upkeep and its interactive programs throughout the year. The museum, designed to help residents and visitors experience the historical role performed by surfmen during the heyday of the Life Saving Station, is a non-profit which primarily receives funding from donations and fundraisers.

The Life-Saving Station was built in 1981 and replaced an earlier station house. It housed crew and equipment used to rescue vessels and lives off the coast of Ocean City. In 1915, the facility was taken over by the U.S. Coast Guard, which used the station until 1964. In 1977, the landmark building was relocated from Caroline Street to the Inlet and it became the Life-Saving Station Museum.

Last Saturday, the inaugural Storm Warriors 5K, produced by OC Tri Running, was held and began at the museum and continued along the Boardwalk to 17th Street. A total of 84 runners competed, all for the benefit of the museum.

For the record, the top three finishers were Aaron MacGray of Lavale, Md.; Nick Troud of Salisbury; and Derek Pensabene of Burlington, N.J. The top local finishers included Traud (2), Casey Brutus of Ocean City (5), Alex Seigel of Ocean City (7), Lindsey Buckman of Berlin (8), Kenneth Sheltry of Ocean City (9), Lap Nguyen of Pocomoke (10), Jessica Reeck of Berlin (13), Matt Jankowski of Ocean City (14), Noah Selt of Ocean City (15) and Lisa Hohl of Bishopville (16).

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Decatur Runners Strong At States

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Petito Earns State Heisman Honor

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Seahawks Volleyball Bows Out Of States

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Lower Shore Represented On Heisman List

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